We knew the night would be intense.
A 40' X 120' tent adjacent to the Redhook Brewery, athlete appearances by Chris Collins, Dylan Hood and Marc Andre Belliveau, 2 showings of the new TGR flick "Anamoly", performances by Marc Andre and Swollen Members, a perfect fall evening and LOTS of Redhook Beer!
What we didn't know was how hard the Swollen Members Army was going to party - this show was a barn burner from the get go and never let up.
It started with an all ages show for the youngsters who got free lift ticket to Jay Peak and a chance to hang with Chris and Dylan. The FOTM team video went down and people were psyched.
After a quick turnaround - the 21+ crowd - yes it was a sell out! - headed into the tent and immediately swarmed the athletes and ski representatives that were on hand - oh yeah they swarmed the beer taps as well.
Marc Andre Bellevieu, a huge inspiration to everyone, played with his band and people got more stoked by the minute for the movie. The movie went down with lots of hooting and hollering as the footage was top notch as usual.
Big thanks to Volkl, Rossignol, Burton, Bern, Jay Peak and Fire On The Mountain for the tons of prizes that were given away after the movie ended. People were in a frenzy for Swollen Members and we almost couldn't get the prizes off the stage!
The chanting began- SWOLLEN, SWOLLEN, SWOLLEN!! The lights went down and Mad Child and Prevail hit the stage to a big roar. From then on it was a blur of fists in the air, flying bodies and flying mud as the moshing and crowd surfing began in earnist.
This was by far the most intense movie premiere we have ever hosted - I think I already said that.
Big thanks to Redhook Brewery and TGR for helping to set up this crazy night - we also want to thank all of you who showed up and partied with us. A good time was had by all.